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Adjunct Faculty - College of Nursing (San Mateo Campus)

Samuel Merritt University
San Mateo, California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Sep 27, 2022

Job Details

Job Description Summary:Samuel Merritt University College of Nursing (CoN) has adjunct faculty (Theory and Clinical) opportunities available at the following campuses – Fresno, Oakland, Sacramento and San Mateo. These positions are ideal for working nurses who have expertise in disciplines of medical surgical nursing, critical care, pediatrics, maternity, community health or mental health nursing.

Adjunct faculty are responsible for creating a positive learning environment for students in accordance with the educational objectives of the course and implement the policies identified in the course syllabus to ensure the successful achievement of course objectives.
Duties and Responsibilities:

Specific duties and responsibilities:
  • Creates a dynamic, learner centered environment that supports the diverse learning needs of the student population and that is based on educational theory, and evidence-based teaching practices.
  • Models reflective and critical thinking and serves as a coach and mentor for students; confers with them on their progress and assists them in the development of learning plans to facilitate successful achievement of course objectives;
  • (Theory) Meets with program faculty as needed to review the course, student evaluations and recommendations for change. (Clinical) Meets with faculty of the course prior to the first day of clinical to review clinical and course requirements.
  • (Theory) Completes an appropriate orientation. (Clinical) Completes an appropriate clinical orientation to the site/s (if necessary) where the faculty member will be overseeing students; maintains and enhances competence in the clinical area of teaching.
  • Plans learning experiences that are appropriate for the level of the students.
  • Reviews written assignments and provides appropriate, timely, written feedback; documents student progress on appropriate forms and if necessary, provides a learning plan for the attainment of objectives.
  • Evaluates learner performance and provides ongoing feedback to students on attainment of course objectives.
  • (Theory) Apprises students of their progress in the course at the mid-term point, as defined in the syllabus, and for those who are not meeting expectations, establishes a mutual learning plan to achieve stated goals. (Clinical) Completes a formal, written midterm and final evaluation on a designated form for each student.
  • (Theory) Submits grades to the Registrar by the appointed date in the Academic Calendar. (Clinical) Submits the students’ final clinical evaluations for filing to the Program administrative assistant.
  • (Theory) Notifies Program Director of at-risk students as soon as identified and at least weekly thereafter. (Clinical) Notifies Course Manager of at-risk students or unusual occurrences in the clinical setting as soon as identified and at least weekly thereafter.
  • (Theory) Participates in program faculty meetings as needed. (Clinical) Participates in faculty course meetings during the semester.
Education and Experience:
  • BSN Required
  • Masters in Nursing preferred
  • Demonstrated current competence in theory or clinical area
  • Effective leadership and communication skills
  • Past experience in theory or clinical teaching preferred
  • Unencumbered RN license or license eligible in California
The University has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We strive to build a welcoming and supportive campus environment, and acknowledge that diversity is an educational imperative to achieve excellence.

Employee Status:Fixed Term (Fixed Term)
Exemption Status:United States of America (Exempt)
Time Type:Part time
Job Shift:

Pay Range:

A reasonable estimate for this position is $600 - $8000 based on teaching assignment

Samuel Merritt University currently provides base salary ranges for all positions-on job advertisements-in the United States based on local requirements. Individual compensation will ultimately be determined based on a variety of relevant factors including but-not limited to qualifications, geographic location, and other relevant skills.


Samuel Merritt University

Samuel Merritt University is a private university focused on health sciences with its main campus in Oakland, California, and other facilities in Sacramento, San Mateo and Fresno.

SMU is an integral part of patient care in Northern California. We’re one of the largest educators of registered nurses in California, and many of the physical and occupational therapists, physician assistants, and podiatric physicians who provide care in the region are graduates of our programs. 

SMU began as a credential nursing program with Oakland's Samuel Merritt Hospital. Today, more than 110 years later, it offers nursing programs and advanced degrees for occupational and physical therapists, physician assistants, and podiatric physicians.

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